BMS Submits NDA for Fixed Dose Combination of Atazanavir Sulfate and CobicistatBy
Bristol-Myers Squibb has submitted a new drug application to FDA for a fixed-dose combination of atazanavir sulfate, a protease inhibitor marketed as ReyatazÂ®, and cobicistat, an investigational pharmacokinetic enhancer, or boosting agent, that can increase the level of certain HIV-1 medicines in the blood and make them more effective. Bristol-Myers Squibb is seeking approval of the fixed-dose combination tablet for use in combination with other antiretroviral agents for the treatment of HIV-1 infection. If approved, atazanavir sulfate and cobicistat could offer patients living with HIV-1 a single tablet that eliminates the need to take a boosting agent in a separate tablet. Cobicistat is being developed by Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Source: Bristol-Myers Squibb